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Facebook Addresses New Vulnerability

MOBILE PRIVACY

February 7, 2014

App privacy firm MyPermissions found this week what it called “a worldwide vulnerability” in Facebook’s mobile apps. Essentially, developers could force the app to crash every time a user tried to revoke that app’s permission to access information. Thus, access was left open to personal data on the tablet or phone. However, according to Yahoo! News, MyPermissions quickly contacted Facebook and Facebook quickly responded to fix the issue. “They did a fantastic job of getting in touch with us very quickly,” said MyPermissions CEO Olivier Amar. “Facebook takes this very seriously, and I’m very impressed by them.” While no official word has been issued, the report states the bug was likely fixed by end of day Thursday.
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